Titanic Victim Ernst A. Sjostedt - Metallurgist
Ernst A. Sjostedt, one of the victims of the “Titanic” disaster, was chief Metallurgist of the Lake Superior Corporation, of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., and was returning from a three months’ visit to Europe in connection with the business of the company.
Mr. Sjostedt was born in Sweden in 1852 and was a graduate of the Stockholm School of Mines. He came to America in 1876 and was engaged at the Bethlehem steel works and afterward became manager of several iron plants in the United States.
For some years he was in business in Montreal as a consulting metallurgist, and in 1898 went to Sault Ste. Marie as an associate of F. H. Clergue in the establishment of the group of enterprises subsequently taken over by the Lake Superior Corporation, one of the most important of which was the manufacture of ferronickel steel.
He built the reduction works and the water-gas plant at the Sault and was recognized as one of the leading metallurgical authorities in Canada. He leaves a widow and one daughter.